Apple closes the year with another big event, Twitter outlines its plans to tackle election-related misinformation, and WeWork employees used an embarrassingly insecure printer password. This is your daily crisis for November 2nd, 2020.
The big story: Apple announces its next big event
Yes, almost everyone's attention has been drawn to tomorrow's US presidential election, but Apple gives us an excuse to look past November 4th – November 10th at 10am Pacific Time will have another big one-more-thing-themed event " instead of.
What else is there? Most likely, Apple will introduce the first Macs built with the company's ARM-based processors, and also provide a release date for macOS Big Sur.
The transition to "Apple Silicon" was announced earlier this year at WWDC. Tim Cook described it as a "historic day for the Mac". However, now we're getting some product details.
The technology giants
Twitter explains how to deal with misleading tweets about the US election results. The platform states that flagging tweets about presidential elections and other "highly competitive races" that may create significant problems with misleading information has priority.
With Spotify, artists and labels can now advertise titles in their recommendations. Spotify announced today that it will start testing a new service that will give artists more control over how their music is discovered on the Spotify platform.
WeWork employees used an alarmingly insecure printer password – the password ("9999", the same as the username) was so simple a customer guessed it.
Startups, Financing and Venture Capital
YC-sponsored nonprofit VotingWorks aims to restore trust in voting systems through open source – The startup has two goals: improving the technology that underpins elections through more affordable and secure voting systems, and using modern statistical science to improve the quality and efficiency of voter screening.
Rocket Lab's next launch will bring 30 satellites into orbit and a 3D printed gnome by Gabe Newell – The gnome is a test of a new manufacturing technique and a philanthropic endeavor of the legend of the game industry.
Email Creation Started Stensul Raises $ 16M – With other marketing channels halted or scaled back during the pandemic, email has only become more important.
Advice and analysis of extra crunch
The effects of the pandemic have disproportionately reduced VC funding for female founders – bias, bottlenecks in the seed stage and slow structural change continue to hold women back.
Edtech's booming M&A activity is bringing consolidation into a fragmented sector – Edtech's M&A activity is livelier than usual.
Starling Bank founder Anne Boden says the new book is "not a memory" – In Banking On It, Boden tells how she came up with the idea of starting a challenger bank and the many obstacles it faced she was faced along the way.
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Raspberry Pi Foundation Announces Cute Little Raspberry Pi 400 – The Raspberry Pi 400 is a computer built into a compact keyboard and priced at $ 70.
Original Content Podcast: Bill Murray's charm can't hide the sadness of "On the Rocks" – The film unites Murray with his "Lost in Translation" director Sofia Coppola.
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